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Le Papillon Fantastique


Published 1909


On exiting a strange cone a young girl deploys her butterfly wings. Mr Méliès is preparing for the show. In a puff of smoke, a star in the centre of which a second young girl appears, occupies the centre of the stage. As quick as lightning and the young girl from the star is transformed into a threatening spider-woman. But Méliès is there! With a magical gunshot the sprawling creature disappears in an enormous cloud of smoke. His mastery of special effects through spectacular staging allowed Méliès to transfer this magic filmed in 1909 onto the big screen.

Director: Georges Méliès
Nationality: French
Actor: Georges Méliès
Length: 1' 58"
Also Known As (AKA)
A csodálatos pillangó Hungary
The Spider and the Butterfly (UK)


Run time 1 minutes 47 seconds
Producer Georges Méliès
Production Company Star Film Company
Sponsor Gen X
Audio/Visual silent, Color

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Reviewer: Stan187jones - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2016
Subject: Psychological complexity from the master
Melies was a truly sophisticated artist in his prototypically surrealist appreciation of the power of dreams and nightmares. The hand colouring and the grotesque transmutation of the spiderwoman prefigure David Lynch and David Cronenberg by a good few years but well stand up to the comparisons. Genius!
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